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1 DFID priorities Malaria & NTD research
Dr Sue Kinn Head Health Research Research and Evidence Division APPG meeting 18th March 2014

2 DFID’s Research Programme
Three broad aims: Development of new technologies which will have an impact on poverty Better and more cost-effective ways of delivering aid and development assistance Understanding the context for policy choices and delivery To provide new knowledge and rigorous evidence to address the challenges of poverty reduction Research is seen as a development intervention – research which will have development outcomes and impact. Research to be linked with programmes, as well as high-quality global public goods

3 Research and Evidence Division
3 pillars in the division: Research Commissioning teams (£252m) Evidence and Evaluation (£62m) Professional Development (£5m) Total approx. £320m

4 Research spend by commissioning team Provisional figures for 2013-14 (£252m)

5 DFID commissioned research
First consideration ALWAYS is high quality Focus on: Poverty reduction Problems being faced in developing countries, by Governments, service providers and citizens Getting research findings into policy and practice (GRIPP) quickly Strong focus on the development part of R&D Actively encourage partnerships between institutions in the north and those based in developing countries, to enable capacity building and genuine collaboration Increasingly encouraging partnerships between the public and private sectors.

6 What does DFID want to achieve with its research?
Innovation and risk as well as more established research Mix of research methods Working with the private sector Capacity building in various ways GRIPP Effective partnerships and influencing

7 Existing portfolio for Malaria and NTDs
New drugs, diagnostics, insecticides MMV, DNDi, FIND, PATH-DxG, IVCC Delivering effectively RPCs, TDR, Health Systems Implementation Research*, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, icddr,b, Global Health Trials*, DFID-MRC Concordat*, ZELS* Understanding the context TRAC * Responsive programmes (Research Councils and/or Wellcome Trust)

8 PDP funders group Share information and experiences to make better informed funding decisions Identify and address areas where it is beneficial for funders to work together in a coordinated manner Harmonise funder’s requirements where possible (e.g. reporting, reviews/evaluations, meetings) to reduce transaction costs for both funders and PDPs Currently chaired by DFID

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